Copper Repiping And Pex Repiping
Some homeowners are under the impression that their home’s pipes are meant to last forever but that’s simply not the case. Apartment building owners know that it’s only a matter of time until they need to be replaced, and they plan for it, but it’s often a rude awakening for the average homeowner when they discover they’ll need a complete repiping. We’re here to make that process as painless as possible.
Pex is another name for cross-linked polyethylene, and it’s an excellent style of piping that started being used in America in the 1980’s. As such, you’re more likely to find pex being used in newer buildings, or older buildings that have had their copper pipes replaced.
The Benefits of Repiping
The major advantage of repiping is that it buys you a good chunk of time where you won’t have any plumbing issues. If your home is frequently dealing with clogs, water quality problems, leaks, and they’re happening in different places – it’s probably time to repipe and give your plumbing system a fresh start.
It can seem costly at first, but you’ve got to keep in mind the random costs of frequently clogs and leaks, especially for a business that relies on being open to earn their income. A repiping is a fixed cost, you can expect it and budget it for, which isn’t as easy to do with emergency plumbing issues.
Repiping can improve the flow of your drinking water, and also the taste. Picture old, corroded pipes that are delivering your drinking water, it’s less than ideal to say the least. The water is just sitting there in those pipes until you turn on the faucet for a drink.
Advantages of Pex
Pex is a newer option, relatively speaking. It’s easier to install because of its flexibility, and generally requires less fittings which also makes the process easier. It won’t corrode or cause scale like some other materials will. This isn’t very relevant to texas, but in colder parts of the world, it also has a bit more tolerance for cold weather before it will freeze up.
Pex doesn’t perform as well in high-heat areas, and is easier for pests to chew up and destroy compared to metal. Beyond that, we would be happy to help you understand the differences between copper repiping and pex repiping to help you decide which one makes the most sense for your home and your needs.
Reach out to us today to learn everything you need to know! We can give you an estimate for both materials to help you choose which fits your budget, along with the pros and cons for your unique installation and situation. There’s no right or wrong answer, it really comes down to finding the best fit for you.
Give us a call today to discuss a repiping in your home, or for your business. It can save you a lot of money and headaches in the long run, and it’s a great investment. Sooner or later, you’ll have to do this anyways, so you might as well get it over with and enjoy the advantages of new, clean piping as soon as possible.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re looking forward to hearing from you today.